And yet it was ministered to, in a dull and abortive manner, by all who made this feint.
Thus the efforts of Malique proved as abortive as the ravings of his master.
They are abortive births of an imperfect or vitiated instinct.
And as passive resistance was their attitude, his purging scheme was abortive.
There had been in the early part of the day an abortive effort at ...